DECEMBER 14, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI -216-635-3263 -or-
KAREN FREEDMAN - 216-635-3253
Explore natural history near and far. From local flora to
the Great Wall of China, spend January and February Saturday
evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at NorthChagrinNatureCenter in
The journey takes visitors all over the world exploring the
marvels of nature at the following free presentations:
Saturday Night Special: �Birth to Border - Tales of the
Rio Grande� with Karen Beck
Saturday, January 8
Join Karen Beck for an entertaining and historic look at the Rio
Grande from its source in the Rockies to its mouth at the Gulf.
Barely a boundary and hardly navigable, it nevertheless traverses
spectacular physical and historic landscapes. Come celebrate a much
Saturday Night Special: �Natural Arabian Remedies for Health
& Beauty� with Muhammed Hassanali
Saturday, January 15
Herbs, spices, bark, twigs, rocks, and salt for culinary,
cosmetic or medicinal purposes are ubiquitous in the Middle East.
Their use has developed a rich heritage of folk medicine. Muhammed
Hassanali explores the uses and folklore of the herbs.
Saturday Night Special: �Our Jewels of the Forest�
with Dr. Kenneth J. Stein
Saturday, January 22
Scientist and noted photographer Dr. Kenneth J. Stein shares his
beautiful photos of wildflowers of the eastern United States as
well as his expertise on location, identification, habitat, and
historical medicinal uses. May rare, threatened and endangered
native species will be presented.
Saturday Night Special: �Natural Gems of
Israel� with Ami horowitz
Saturday, January 29
Asia, Africa and Europe meet in Israel, enriching it with a
diversity of plants and animals. Join Ami Horowitz who grew up in
Israel, on a trip to discover many natural environments - from the
NegevDesert to the lush Galilee.
Saturday Night Special: �Journey through the Season's�Close
Up� with Bruce Mack
Saturday, February 5
Beginning with the appearance of the first wildflower and
concluding with winter's snow and ice, this program takes you on a
journey through the season, examining the smaller, often overlooked
aspects of the natural world.
Saturday Night Special: �Colorado � with Gary
Saturday, February 12
Professional nature photographer Gary Meszaros will take us on a
trip across colorful Colorado. Climb peaks on the front ranges and
tour many of the state's national monuments, and visit famous
Pawnee National Grasslands.
Saturday Night Special: �ChinaandTibet� with Naturalist
Saturday, February 19
From the Great Wall of China to the city of Lhasa in Tibet, join
Naturalist Min Keung as she shares photographs of her recent
adventure. Just in time to celebrate the Chinese New Year, learn
about fascinating Chinese culture and customs.
Saturday Night Special: �The Big, Bad, Savage, Scary�Amazing
Wolf� with Tom Stanley
Saturday, February 26
Maligned by some, revered by others, misunderstood by most. Hear
the fascinating story of the gray wolf throughout history right up
through the reintroduction efforts in Yellowstone National Park,
the southwest US and the natural recovery in the upper Midwest.
Don't miss the adventures. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
Space is limited.
NorthChagrinNatureCenter is located off Buttermilk Falls
Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation,
off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in MayfieldVillage.
For more information, call 440-473-3370.
Spend Saturday nights in January and February traveling the
world at the �Saturday Night Specials� of Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.